Monday, March 2, 2009

6 Train - Castle Hill Ave. (Day 3, 2:30 p.m., stop #129)

Out: Pretty typical corner here, with fast food places, a Dunkin’ Donuts, and a beauty store.  Kabir’s Bakery is also here.  The buildings here are mostly three story, giving the neighborhood a very low-slung feel.  Most of these places have ground floor commercial and two floors of residential.  Ethnically this place seems mixed between black and Hispanic.

In: This station is extremely un-renovated.  The metal backing of the platform is losing paint, the ceilings are peeling, and the staircases down to the street look like they’re about to collapse.  Overall it’s pretty ugly but at least it’s outdoors.  The layout is 3 track, with express bypass.